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Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the United States decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to end World War II.

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dick Durham led EU Lancers for 18 years

Editor's note: This story appeared 10 years ago when East Union marked its 40th anniversary.

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Leaving a Lancer legacy

A Circle of Honor centered around a metal sculpture of a knight armed with a lance atop a pedestal ready to do battle is proposed to grace East Union High.

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD restores 2nd deputy spot

Manteca Unified has a new deputy superintendent

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$10.4M project precursor to resort proposal

A contract for infrastructure that could set the stage for recycled wastewater use in Manteca as well as open up nearly 120 acres for a waterpark resort and family entertainment zone could be awarded Tuesday night by the Manteca City Council.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Carlon Perry not afraid of hard work

Carlon Perry knows how to put some muscle into a hoe.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning a lesson from Lincoln Park

It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Missing link still not built

Atherton Drive - a four lane major arterial with minimal access points in terms of driveways and streets between major intersections that are almost all a mile apart - is designed to go from McKinley Avenue into the heart of the envisioned 1,049-acre Austin Road Business Park.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TOWERING HISTORY

Editor's note: This is an occasional series on the history of various schools during the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Manteca Unified School District.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Why do we pay almost 2,000 times too much for drinking water?

Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca water switcheroo?

Richland Communities would like to build at least 800 homes on 184 acres they bought for $8 million along with the Hat Mansion adjacent to Manteca's southeast city limits.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripona School open house marks 50 years

Ripona School's all-day open house Thursday celebrates the campus' 50th anniversary as well as being selected as one of California's top 193 middle schools.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s high class library proposal

The 30,000-square-foot Hat Mansion has been offered as a possible site for a new Manteca Library branch by Richland Communities.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Ground zero in water war

Arguably there is no place in California with a bigger stake in the $18 billion Twin Tunnels plan to funnel Sacramento River water under the Delta to reach Los Angeles than San Joaquin County.

May 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1930s: farm woes, fires, floods in ‘quiet decade’

The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife ...

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1910s: Water brought prosperity to Manteca

Water.

July 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWS UP

Karen McLaughlin's tenure as Manteca's city manager came to an end this week.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager job wasn’t on radar

Karen McLaughlin didn't start out in life with the goal of becoming a city manager.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water play stays dry awaiting state

Joanne Beattie would love to have the city turn back on the $450,000 interactive water play feature at Library Park on Tuesdays during the ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Circle K with gas pumps at Bypass & Main

The first commercial construction south of the 120 Bypass since the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley opened eight years ago will be a convenience store ...

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra Nevada

Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GECAC: 79.2% success rate

"If you put a caring adult across from a struggling student amazing things will happen." - the late Antone Raymus

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NEW $500K ENGINE

Manteca's newest fire engine rides higher for a reason.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Impromptu steak dinner for homeless

Jeff Shields had a dilemma.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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